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Mainbocher—The Most Important American Designer You’ve Never Heard Of—Is Getting His Due in Chicago

“Making Mainbocher,” a new exhibition opening in Chicago tomorrow, is a long-overdue hometown homage to an autodidactic designer, Main Rousseau Bocher, who created exquisite designs for the crème de la crème. If his outlook wasn’t particularly democratic, Bocher’s life was a rather splendid example …


New York Fashion Week: Men’s Gets the Raf Simons Stamp of Approval

Since its inception two years ago, New York Fashion Week: Men’s has struggled to achieve the same levels of buzz and European press as its sister week, New York Fashion Week. Well, that’s all about to change. Raf Simons is showing his Fall 2017 Raf Simons menswear collection at New York Fashion …


Alicia Vikander Has Found the Perfect Coat for Less Than $500

After hitting the red carpet this week in a Nicolas Ghesquière Louis Vuitton dress for the premiere of <i>The Light Between Oceans</i>, actress Alicia Vikander upped her street style look with one very English piece, a menswear-inspired topcoat. The Academy Award winner may be known for her formal attire, …


Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter Are Expecting Their Second Child

Star of <i>Doctor Strange</i> Benedict Cumberbatch and his director wife, Sophie Hunter, just announced that they’ve got another little bundle of joy on the way. The couple welcomed their son, Christopher Carlton, in June 2015 and that same year, they were married on Valentine’s Day—Hunter wore a Valentino …

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So You’ve Got a Type? Find Him This Date Night!

One of the beauties of receiving a message from a long-forgotten flame is asking yourself what you ever even saw in them in the first place. It’s like a little helpful reminder from the universe that you have <i>moved on</i> and you’re <i>evolved</i> and you’ve got semi-somewhat-better taste. And if not better …


Ending Hunger… It’s in the Bag!

This limited-edition Harvest tote was crafted from the highest-quality recycled leathers. For every bag sold, $100 will be donated to Feeding America, the largest hunger-relief charity in the USA.<p>Available on thefryecompany.com, at Frye retail stores and on zappos.com for $148.


Anthony Bourdain Talks Blood Cake, Snail Soup, and the Best Street Food He’s Ever Eaten

Anthony Bourdain has made a career out of sampling cuisine the world over—from ramen to snail soup—much of which is doled out to him in tinfoil or plastic by unassuming street vendors on noisy corners in places like Hanoi and Lima. So it’s no surprise that he’s become the go-to guy for …


Nasty Women Unite! Searching for Feminist Halloween Costumes

Two nights ago, a big, hulking guy leaned into a microphone and called his opponent a “nasty woman,” to which females all over the world, people from 8 to 80, responded by dancing around their living rooms and shouting: “Yes! I am nasty! Nasty!”<p>Now, with October 31 looming, suddenly the question …


Pediatricians Are Finally Relaxing Strict Screen-Time Rules

For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has promoted a strict screen-time rule: no more than two hours of TV for children over 2, and absolutely zero screen time for kids younger than that. For as long as those rigid guidelines have been in place, parents have been obsessively fretting over …


Happy Birthday, Kim Kardashian West! Tracing Her Beauty Evolution

Today, Kim Kardashian West turns 36. The mother of two has a lot to celebrate: her growing family, her booming Kimoji business, a hallmark television show (now in its 12th season), and 85.5 million Instagram followers. These are accolades she’s earned, in part, through a lifetime of leaning into …


Girl Power! The Cinema Society Celebrates The Eagle Huntress

Even at age 13, Aisholpan Nurgaiv was a mighty force to be reckoned with. The inspiring young starlet of <i>The Eagle Huntress</i> arrived to the Landmark Sunshine Cinema on Thursday night for the New York City premiere of the documentary hosted by the Cinema Society. Directed by Otto Bell with Daisy …


The Eagle Huntress Premiere Hosted by the Cinema Society


Meet Your New Favorite Knitwear

Given the industry’s current obsession with all things novel and Instagrammable, Victor Glemaud’s design ethos—to provide wares that are “desirable and not too complicated”—is a refreshing one. Good news: After quietly launching his unfussily soigné knitwear brand during Resort as an exclusive to …


Rapper D.R.A.M. Knows Good Accessories When He Sees Them

When the Virginia-based rapper D.R.A.M.—né Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith—speaks about his style, he does so with the energy and playful gusto that one might expect from an artist who titled his just-released debut album <i>Big Baby D.R.A.M</i>. With the charm that has propelled infections ditties like …


The 24 Best Candy Color–Striped Dresses and Knits to Buy Now

Sometimes a trend materializes and we can’t really explain why. For instance: candy stripes. Where did those come from? Perhaps Gucci’s rainbow-hued collections have something to do with it, as is often the case with current trends, or maybe we can thank Marco de Vincenzo, whose multicolored …


How to Create a Chic, Grown-Up Halloween Party

Halloween is a night where party planners and -goers alike throw inhibition to the wind and indulge. So getting the decor just right can be a bit overwhelming. Do you want a spooky candlelit party? A Day of the Dead–themed soiree with endless florals? An ’80s disco party? A throwback kitsch-fest? …


4 Must-Visit Under-the-Radar Neighborhoods in Barcelona

Barcelona is a place of wonder—medieval neighborhoods, sunny beaches, and world-class museums, not to mention Antoni Gaudí’s celebrated architecture. The hardest choice you may face in this magical port city on the Mediterranean is where to stay. Many visitors choose the affluent Eixample district …


Ballerinas and More Danced the Night Away at the American Ballet Theatre’s Fall Gala

At last night’s American Ballet Theatre Fall Gala, the curtain rose to a delightful performance in which the wee dancers and prima-ballerinas to-be of ABT’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School displayed their fancy footwork.The evening continued with a reprise of Frederick Ashton’s <i>Symphonic …


American Ballet Theatre Fall 2016 Gala


Designer Richard Nicoll Dies at 39

Friends in London are sharing their sorrow and shock over the loss of the designer Richard Nicoll, who died of a heart attack in Sydney, Australia last night. At just 39, Nicoll was preparing to take up a job with Adidas in Germany, a post won for just one of the strands of his talents, his …


The Fashion Industry Reacts to the Tragic Loss of Designer Richard Nicoll

Richard Nicoll, a designer who studied at Central Saint Martins and launched an eponymous label of women’s and men’s clothes in London, died todday in Sydney at the age of 39. Having put his signature brand on hold, he was on the verge of a new chapter, having accepted a job at adidas as creative …


The Comme des Garçons Met Exhibit Is Big News—Literally!

Fall 2016<p>Rei Kawakubo is famous for many things. There’s her love of deconstructed tailoring, those always-chunky shoes she puts on the runway, that never-changing black bob, and the famously opaque inspirations she occasionally offers up postshow to reporters (this season’s was “invisible …

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Vogue’s Virginia Smith Has Your Day-to-Night Dressing Drama Covered

Racing between appointments, the office, more appointments, and finally, after-work cocktails and dinners out can be a tricky business. Outfits must be planned, and carefully thought out, in order to strike the right balance between professionally polished and dashingly off-duty—that, or you’ve got …


Sofía Sanchez de Betak Tries Tokyo’s Cutest Makeover

The Lolita remains the ne plus ultra of Japanese subcultural style, recognized the world over for its whimsical reworking of English period fashion—panniered tutus and a twee, doll-like approach to hair and makeup. So when Argentine creative director and Instagram star Sofía Sanchez de Betak …


Elizabeth Olsen Gets Glowing for an Evening Out

It seems Elizabeth Olsen is test-driving a polished new look. For an evening out at American Ballet Theatre’s Fall Gala last night, Olsen-the-youngest traded her usual soft waves for a super-sleek and straight loose-hanging style, shaped by a severe middle part and purposeful behind-the-ear-tuck, …

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Happy Birthday, Kim Kardashian West! Here’s a Look at Her Favorite Date-Night Spots to Hit Up With Kanye

Kim Kardashian West turns 36 today and she’ll probably be lying low, just as she’s done during the last month or so after the nightmarish robbery she experienced in Paris. But even if she’s holed up at home, there’s no doubt that Kanye will find some thoughtful, extravagant way to ring in her …

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Saks Fifth Avenue and Proenza Schouler Host a Late-Fall Dinner Party

When has it been this warm in late October? Not in recent history, hence last night’s garden soiree hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue, Proenza Schouler, and Fabiola Beracasa Beckman at a private residence in New York City. Consider it more of an early “friendsgiving,” with Jack McCollough and Lazaro …

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Amal Clooney’s Got a Whole New Look—And It’s All About the Jeans

These days it’s rare to see Amal Clooney outside of her typically sleek and stylish togs. But yesterday in Los Angeles, Clooney brought a fresh spin to her off-duty attire, slipping into a very on-trend ’70s ensemble for a visit to the set of <i>Suburbicon</i>, her husband’s latest movie. Clooney’s …


Kate Bosworth, Jason Wu, and More at the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize Announcement

“It’s hard to be an artist! It really is,” mused Kate Bosworth at the Hugo Boss Prize 2016 announcement at the Guggenheim last night. “It’s a very vulnerable space. I always say, I don’t think artists are born with a thick skin. They’re actually not really meant to have one. They’re supposed to be …


The Best Marni Collections According to Vogue.com Editors

News broke today that Consuelo Castiglioni is stepping down at Marni, with Francesco Risso assuming the role of creative director. Here at Vogue.com, we’re excited for a new chapter at one of Italy’s most compelling brands, but we’d by lying if we said we weren’t feeling a little nostalgia for …